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Hematologies: The Political Life of Blood in India

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wolff Conference Room, Room D1103, Albert and Vera List Academic Center 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003, Room D1103

Dwaipayan Banerjee is an Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) at MIT. He earned his PhD in Cultural Anthropology at NYU and has been a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College.

He also holds an M. Phil and an MA in sociology from the Delhi School of Economics. Professor Banerjee’s newest book, Enduring Cancer: Life, Death and Diagnosis in Delhi (Duke University Press, forthcoming 2020) is an ethnography of cancer in India. Professor Banerjee’s first book Hematologies: The Political Life of Blood in India (Cornell University Press, forthcoming December 2019) is co-written with anthropologist Jacob Copeman. Hematologies examines how the giving and receiving of blood has shaped social and political life in north India in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Banerjee’s research has been funded by the Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Initiative at NYU, the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the Social Science Research Council. His writings have been published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Social Research, BioSocieties, the Journal of Global Oncology, Science Technology Society, Modern Asian Studies, Medical Anthropology and Contemporary South Asia. Banerjee is currently the holder of the Levitan Prize in the Humanities and the Leo Marx Career Development Chair at MIT.

Presented by the Anthropology Department at The New School for Social Research

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